Cement Rendering Improves Your House Value And Appearance
Cement rendering is the process of putting a thin layer of plaster (mixture of sand and cement) into the wall. This process converts the building wall into a weatherproof surface and provides great finishing touches as well. Cement rendering is a highly skilled type of work and only experts should be hired to do such work. Skills in plastering can only be achieved through experience.
As a type of wall surface finishing, cement rendering is considered very flexible because its finished wall can be painted with any paint colour of your own choice. Cement rendering and regular maintenance keeps the wall intact for a long time, but cement plaster deteriorates fast if neglected. Luckily with the advances in technology, this type of wall surface plaster is made more durable but proper maintenance is still needed.
A variety of finishes can be accomplished by using different forms of rendering tools and components. These cement rendering components are sponges, brushes, trowels, etc. Traditional rendering is an art considering the type of work and surface finishes accomplished. In traditional rendering, various styles and finishes are achieved depending on the techniques employed by the plasterer. The top coat finishing effects are mainly determined by the technique employed on the thin top coat layer and the finishing wash.
The quality of finish of cement rendered surface is influenced by the weather during the time of the work. To achieve a high quality finish, plastering should be done in the absence of bright and intense sunshine. In case of an intense heat, moisture must be continuously added to the freshly rendered surfaces to prevent the plaster from getting too dry. Plastering should also be skipped if the weather is frosty. If it is too cold, under coats should be dried up first before next coat is applied. When the rendering work is going on, excessive heat and strong breeze should be avoided since they can dry up the plaster quickly. Hence, moderate ventilation and average temperature must be provided.
To do your cement rendering, be sure to hire a professional person who is skilled and experienced. Skills and experience are vital to have a fast and good quality finish.
Tidiness, speed and pride in their work are generally the traits of professional craftsmen. Professional workers always finish their work with finesse and on time. They are also geared up to whatever job you give them from the smallest job to the biggest one.
Cement plastering work can be an expensive endeavour and prices can vary between contractors. The more complex the type of job you have, the more expensive it is. You have to two options in relation to payment method. You can pay your contractor in daily basis or you may choose to let them assess the entire work and agree on the fees. Before you decide what method of payment you prefer, make sure you have the budget.
Cement rendering can make a big different on your house’s appearance. It is one of the best ways to renovate if you want to make your house look more attractive and to make it more valuable.